Hole-in-One: Marti Rust, a member at Pinehurst, aced the 14th hole of Pinehurst No. 5 June 4 while playing in the Women’s Golf Association’s tournament. Marti used her 7-iron to cover the 105 yards to the green.

Witnessing this perfect shot were her playing partners Vicki Haidet, Lisa Bomkamp and Paula Zellers.

Pinehurst: The Signature Ladies Golf Association played June 10 in an individual Stableford game.

Results: flight 1 – Jackie Nyberg, 39 points, Donna Tanner, 35 points; flight 2 – Pat Blank, 34 points (MOC), Mickey Scarborough, 34 points (MOC); flight 3 – Laurie Velett, 34 points, Darcy Myers, 33 points.

The Signature Ladies Golf Association played June 12 in a two-best ball–yellow ball game.

Results: first – Nancy New, Mickey Scarborough, Anna Jones, 152 (kept yellow ball); second – Lynn Penson, Paula Zellers, Sigrid Gross, Martha Butler, 136; third – Jackie Nyberg, Sharon Wilson, Mary Pappas, Susan LaGraff, 138.

The Women’s Golf Association played June 11 on course No. 3 in the NCWGA low net/low gross individual tournament.

Darcey Myers was the overall net winner with a net 64.

Flight 1 results: net – Donna Tanner, 69 (MOC); Cheri Ziebka, 69 (MOC); gross – Sally Means, 80; Lisa Bomkamp, 82.

Flight 2 results: net – Rita Weeks, 66; Cheri Guidice, 67; gross – Tricia Williamson, 83; Bonnie Pisarki8, 84.

Flight 3 results: net – Lynn Dawson, 69; Vickie Bowles, 70; gross – Mary Aiken, 86; Roe Lyons, 91.

Flight 4 results: net – Mary Sweet, 70; Paula Shelton, 71; gross – Jan Kuklok, 95; Sue Ford, 97.

The Birdies played June 15 on course No. 6 and the game was “water hazard” (holes six/seven/10/13/14), two best balls on all others, with 85 percent of each player’s handicap used for scoring.

Top finishers: Vicki Haidet, Tee Noggle, Rita Pierce.

Midland: The Midland Skinners played June 13. Skins were recorded by Bob Klicpera on the third hole; Steve Presser on the fourth and ninth; Chris Pearson on the fifth; and Mike Nall on the eighth.

Emmett Callow won low net with 30 and Henry Castro was closest to the pin on the sixth hole and Art Gula on the ninth.

The Midland Skinners played June 6.

Skins were won by Chad Buckley on the second hole; Henry Castro on the sixth; and Mike Branscome on the eighth.

Mark Sharp won low net with 30 and closest to the pin on the third hole. Henry Castro was closest to the hole on the fifth.

The Midland Ladies played June 4 and the game was low gross/low net.

Low gross results: flight 1 – Sue Geller, 41, Beth Owens, 44; flight 2 – Linda Parke, tied at 44, with Doris Stone; flight 3 – Karen Buckley, tied at 54, with Bev Braunscheidel.

Low net results: flight 1 – Sara Conti, tied at 42, with Deb Presser; flight 2 – Susan Ray, 36, Paula Hill, 38; flight 3 – Colleen Conroy, 35, Trish St. Clair, 37.

The Midland Men’s Golf Association played June 17 in an individual Stableford competition.

18-holers results: Bob Klicpera, 36 points; Emmett Callow, 35 points.

9-holers results: flight 1 – Dave Owens, 19 points, John McMahon, 17 points; flight 2 – Henry Fuhrmann, 16 points, Dick Baird and Richard Lawrenson tied at 16 points.

American Singles: The Pinehurst Chapter played June 13 at Bayonet at Puppy Creek Golf Club. 

The format was foursomes competition with one best ball on the first six holes, three best balls on the next six holes and two best balls on the final six holes.

Results: first – Pat Hruska, Phyllis Kenny, Mike Roche, 19 under par; second – Jamie Fisher, Martez Norris, butch Lundgren, Jay York, 14 under par; third – Susan Thomee, Jim Legg, Marcus Martin, tied at 12 under par, with Joy Hertel, Patty Booze, Bob Flesca, Dan Gaynor, 12 under par; fifth – Mike Young, Donna DeCesare, Mike Campbell, 9 under par; sixth – Cheryl Luc, Lynn Walker, Ira Schugar, Ed DeWitt, 6 under par.

Pat Hruska and Jamie Fisher won closest to the pin honors.

Whispering Pines: The Men’s Golf Association played June 17 and the scoring was that the high and the low net score counted on each hole.

Results: Peter Pahk, Peter Kwon, Chris Reitler, Stewart Goodwin, 137; Jim Phillingane, Richard Dodge, Gerry Leary, Dick Harris, 139.

National Golf Foundation: The Foundation had this to say about the play during the coronavirus pandemic:

“So how many rounds were lost to the virus? We estimate as many as 20 million, mostly due to forced closures but also to virus-induced anxiety — this latter effect seen clearly in a market like Phoenix, where courses remained open but rounds plummeted upon the announcement of a national emergency, only to rebound (and then surge) after the initial scare had passed. Monetarily speaking, we are looking at a loss of about $1 billion in golf course revenues alone.”

Contact Nancy O’Connell at apcnancy@rocketmail.com.

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